Tom Duck produced an individual haul of five goals as Souths downed University 8-0 at Newcastle International Hockey Centre on Sunday.
Nathan Czinner, Lukas Gremm and Lachlan Jackson also made the Lions' scoresheet.
Souths (14) now move four clear of Norths (10), who had the bye, on the men's Hunter Coast Premier Hockey League ladder.
University (2), who also lost 13-0 to Norths three days earlier, will need to back up against Wests (2) on Thursday and undefeated leaders Gosford (18) this Sunday.
Brinley Gallagher scored twice for Gosford during an 8-1 triumph over visiting Wests on September 13.
Lloyd Radcliff, Mick Taylor, Stuart Fletcher, Hugh Wickert, Jake Wiggan and Ehren Hazel also found the back of the net for the Magpies.
HCPHL: Gosford 18; Souths 14; Norths 10; Wests, University 2.